Budget Matters Blog

Category: Health Care


Introducing the Poor People's Moral Budget: Everybody Has the Right to Live

For the 140 million people who are poor, or one emergency away from being poor, we know it's necessary to present a comprehensive response to the systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and war economy plaguing our country today. This Poor People’s Moral Budget asks, given the resources of our society, whether these demands are also possible. Our answer is a resounding yes.


Your taxes provided $48 billion to Lockheed Martin. And some other stuff.

April 15, 2019 is Tax Day. Do you know where your tax dollars are? Here's a hint: military contractors cost the average taxpayer more than the price of a new Macbook Pro, but public housing costs the average taxpayer less than a curling iron from Wal-Mart. The average American paid...


Nine Things to Buy with $5 Billion Instead of a Border Wall

President Trump has said that he will veto any bill that doesn’t give him the $5 billion he has demanded for his border wall.


House GOP Budget Calls for Drastic Cuts to Domestic Programs

This week the House majority released their budget blueprint for fiscal year 2019, which begins October 1.


What are you looking at? Congress' Military Spending Grab

Proposals for U.S. military spending are starkly different. See how they stack up.


Meet Your Member of Congress this April

Congress is in "recess" from April 7 to April 21, 2017. That means that members of Congress are home in their states or districts -- and they're ready to meet with you.


Pink Out Day: Planned Parenthood's Federal Funding

Federal funding for Planned Parenthood works out to about $2.50 per taxpayer - but it buys a lot.


What if We Took $54 Billion From the Pentagon, Instead?

Trump wants to take $54 billion from human needs and give it to the military. What if we did the reverse?


Six Things You Could Buy Instead of a Border Wall

A leaked Department of Homeland Security internal report recently put the cost of President Trump's border wall at $21.6 billion.


A Trump Budget: Will Congress repeal Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act)?

So what’s standing in the way of repealing the Affordable Care Act?